Sunday, March 13, 2005

(e)motional: Women of Color Film Festival

California College of the Arts

On closing night of the 10th Annual WOCFF, local and international filmmakers grapple with latent fears and hidden heartbreaks as they ride the volatile tides between comfort and disharmony. From the struggle to reconcile past memories and reinvent future ones to the yearning for a sense of belonging, to grappling with “the perfect image,” we witness the many shades between motionless meditation and emancipating physicality. Tonight’s experimental works by both emerging and established artists include: Rosario Sonali’s Barefeet, Rosario Sotelo’s Fabrication, DiHuyen van Ho’s The Yellow Heart, Larilyn Sanchez and Riza Manalo’s Balikbayan/Homeland, Marianne Kim’s Driveby, Michelle Dizon’s Calibrate, Narissa Lee’s For My Beloved, Heesoo Kim’s Yoga Practice and Let Go, Chris Ho’s Second Hand, Naoko Sasaki’s Nocturno, Hsin-Ping Pan’s Blue Rain, Alka Raghuram’s Panchali, Juana Awad and Jorge Lozano’s Menguante, Thea St. Omer’s En Los Ojos, and Veronica Majano’s Two Four. (Linda Charmaraman, WOCFF)

The Festival opens at the Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, March 3-6. For more info see http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/pfa_programs/women_of_color/